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1963 Boston Patriots

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7-6-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: -0.5, Defense: 4.9, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 327 points (23.4/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 257 points (18.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 70 points (5.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-5.1.

Coach: Mike Holovak (7-6-1)

Stadium: Fenway Park
 Training Camp: Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
Head Coach/General Manager Mike Holovak
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 327 4175 875 4.8 41 12 20 227 184 410 2557 17 29 5.8 107 433 1618 16 3.7 100
Team Defense 257 3735 855 4.4 42 13 19 222 230 477 2627 21 29 4.8 144 312 1108 12 3.6 59
Lg Rank Offense 4 6 5 1 7 7 6 7 6 5 2 4 3 6
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 5 7 1 8 3 3 3 1 2 1 3 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 38 14 24 388 268 120 1 15 272 155 117 5
2 Sat September 14 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 13 17 19 303 139 164 2 11 240 164 76 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Oakland Raiders 20 14 11 232 72 160 3 13 157 133 24 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 @ Denver Broncos 10 14 11 212 79 133 5 20 258 154 104 2
4 Sat October 5 boxscore L 2-3 @ New York Jets 24 31 22 409 304 105 6 10 218 172 46 1
6 Fri October 11 boxscore W 3-3 Oakland Raiders 20 14 12 186 93 93 3 12 177 118 59 5
7 Fri October 18 boxscore W 4-3 Denver Broncos 40 21 19 384 331 53 2 18 345 250 95 1
8 Sat October 26 boxscore L 4-4 @ Buffalo Bills 21 28 15 305 201 104 2 19 350 267 83 2
9 Fri November 1 boxscore W 5-4 Houston Oilers 45 3 15 311 168 143 1 13 206 187 19 8
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 5-5 San Diego Chargers 6 7 15 291 188 103 5 12 271 239 32 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore T 5-5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 24 24 25 474 366 108 3 20 330 234 96 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-5-1 Buffalo Bills 17 7 10 250 186 64 15 239 166 73 2
12 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-5-1 @ Houston Oilers 46 28 22 325 131 194 2 22 274 214 60 6
13 Sat December 14 boxscore L 7-6-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 3 35 7 105 31 74 6 22 398 174 224 3
Playoffs
Division Sat December 28 boxscore W 8-6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 26 8 16 375 292 83 1 13 286 279 7 6
Championship Sun January 5 boxscore L 8-7-1 @ San Diego Chargers 10 51 14 261 186 75 2 21 610 292 318 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Babe Parilli* 33 QB 14 13 7-5-1 153 337 45.4% 2345 13 3.9 24 7.1 77 7.0 4.5 15.3 167.5 52.1 1 1
14 Tom Yewcic 31 P 14 1 0-1-0 29 70 41.4% 444 4 5.7 5 7.1 57 6.3 4.3 15.3 31.7 52.3
30 Jim Crawford 28 HB 14 0 2 2 100.0% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 13.5 13.5 13.5 1.9 118.7
40 Larry Garron* 26 FB/KR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.3 14 7-6-1 184 410 44.9% 2816 17 4.1 29 7.1 77 6.9 4.5 15.3 201.1 52.4 1 1
Opp Total 14 230 477 48.2% 3253 21 4.4 29 6.1 6.8 4.96 14.1 232.4 60.0 66 626 4.8 3.2 12.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
40 Larry Garron* 26 FB/KR 14 0 175 750 2 47 4.3 53.6 12.5 26 418 16.1 2 76 1.9 29.9 1168 4 8
30 Jim Crawford 28 HB 14 0 71 233 1 19 3.3 16.6 5.1 10 89 8.9 0 28 0.7 6.4 322 1 1
31 Harry Crump 23 14 0 49 120 5 21 2.4 8.6 3.5 6 46 7.7 0 12 0.4 3.3 166 5 1
36 Tom Neumann 23 10 0 44 148 0 17 3.4 14.8 4.4 10 48 4.8 1 16 1.0 4.8 196 1 1
15 Babe Parilli* 33 QB 14 13 36 126 5 19 3.5 9.0 2.6 126 5 7
32 Billy Lott 29 14 0 35 78 2 7 2.2 5.6 2.5 3 61 20.3 1 55 0.2 4.4 139 3 1
14 Tom Yewcic 31 P 14 1 22 161 1 46 7.3 11.5 1.6 161 1 3
20 Gino Cappelletti* 29 K/SE 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 34 493 14.5 2 38 2.4 35.2 495 2 1
81 Jim Colclough 27 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 693 16.5 3 56 3.0 49.5 693 3 1
86 Tony Romeo 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 418 13.1 3 31 2.3 29.9 418 3 0
84 Art Graham 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 550 26.2 5 77 1.5 39.3 550 5 1
Team Total 26.3 14 433 1618 16 47 3.7 115.6 30.9 184 2816 15.3 17 77 13.1 201.1 4434 33 29
Opp Total 14 312 1108 12 3.6 79.1 22.3 230 2627 11.4 21 16.4 187.6 3735 33 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 Bob Suci 24 LCB/PR 14 0 25 233 0 22 9.3 17 360 0 35 21.2 593
40 Larry Garron* 26 FB/KR 14 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 28 693 0 58 24.8 1884
45 Thomas Stephens 28 14 0 14 117 0 26 8.4 117
31 Harry Crump 23 14 0 3 33 0 14 11.0 199
67 Dave Watson 22 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
50 Bob Yates 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 40 373 0 26 9.3 50 1095 0 58 21.9 5902
Opp Total 14 25 325 0 13.0 68 1587 0 23.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
20 Gino Cappelletti* 29 K/SE 14 0 3 2 4 3 16 12 14 5 1 38 22 57.9%% 36 35 97.2%%
14 Tom Yewcic 31 P 14 1 74 2880 65 1 38.9
Team Total 26.3 14 3 2 4 3 16 12 14 5 1 38 22 57.9%% 36 35 97.2%% 74 2880 65 1 38.9
Opp Total 14 21 4 19.0%% 35 35 100.0%% 88 3511 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Babe Parilli* 33 QB 14 13 0 7 6 0 0
21 Bob Suci 24 LCB/PR 14 0 7 277 2 98 0 0 2 0 0 0
40 Larry Garron* 26 FB/KR 14 0 0 8 0 0 0
53 Tom Addison* 27 LLB 14 0 4 27 0 17 0
85 Nick Buoniconti* 23 MLB 14 0 3 42 0 26 0
24 Dick Felt 30 RCB 14 0 3 81 0 35 0
23 Ron Hall* 26 RS 14 0 3 24 0 14 0
25 Ross O'Hanley 24 LS 14 0 3 79 0 61 0
34 Chuck Shonta 26 13 0 3 15 0 12 0
14 Tom Yewcic 31 P 14 1 0 3 0 0 0
45 Thomas Stephens 28 14 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Gino Cappelletti* 29 K/SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Jim Colclough 27 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Jim Crawford 28 HB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Harry Crump 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Larry Eisenhauer*+ 23 RDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
84 Art Graham 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
79 Jim Lee Hunt 25 14 0 1 78 1 78 0
32 Billy Lott 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 Tom Neumann 23 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Dave Watson 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 29 645 3 98 0 0 29 6 0 1
Opp Total 14 32 27 14

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
20 Gino Cappelletti* 29 K/SE 14 0 2 2 35 22 113
31 Harry Crump 23 14 0 5 5 30
84 Art Graham 22 14 0 5 5 30
15 Babe Parilli* 33 QB 14 13 5 5 30
40 Larry Garron* 26 FB/KR 14 0 2 2 4 24
81 Jim Colclough 27 FL 14 0 3 3 18
32 Billy Lott 29 14 0 2 1 3 18
86 Tony Romeo 25 TE 14 0 3 3 18
21 Bob Suci 24 LCB/PR 14 0 2 2 12
85 Nick Buoniconti* 23 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
30 Jim Crawford 28 HB 14 0 1 1 6
79 Jim Lee Hunt 25 14 0 1 1 6
36 Tom Neumann 23 10 0 1 1 6
14 Tom Yewcic 31 P 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 16 17 1 3 37 35 22 2 323
Opp Total 14 12 21 1 35 4 257

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 NYJ W, 38-14 1 4 rush Jim Crawford 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1963-09-08 NYJ W, 38-14 2 4 rush Billy Lott 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1963-09-08 NYJ W, 38-14 4 10 rush Babe Parilli 10 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1963-09-08 NYJ W, 38-14 4 33 pass Art Graham 33 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1963-09-08 NYJ W, 38-14 4 4 rush Billy Lott 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1963-09-14 @ SDG L, 13-17 2 1 rush Tom Yewcic 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
7 1963-09-22 @ OAK W, 20-14 1 55 pass Billy Lott 55 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1963-09-22 @ OAK W, 20-14 2 3 rush Larry Garron 3 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
9 1963-09-29 @ DEN L, 10-14 3 31 pass Gino Cappelletti 31 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1963-10-05 @ NYJ L, 24-31 2 25 pass Art Graham 25 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
11 1963-10-05 @ NYJ L, 24-31 4 15 pass Jim Colclough 15 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1963-10-05 @ NYJ L, 24-31 4 57 pass Art Graham 57 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1963-10-11 OAK W, 20-14 3 56 pass Jim Colclough 56 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1963-10-11 OAK W, 20-14 4 15 pass Tom Neumann 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1963-10-18 DEN W, 40-21 1 24 pass Gino Cappelletti 24 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1963-10-18 DEN W, 40-21 2 1 rush Harry Crump 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
17 1963-10-18 DEN W, 40-21 4 31 pass Tony Romeo 31 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1963-10-18 DEN W, 40-21 4 1 rush Harry Crump 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1963-10-26 @ BUF L, 21-28 3 6 pass Tony Romeo 6 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
20 1963-10-26 @ BUF L, 21-28 4 2 rush Harry Crump 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1963-10-26 @ BUF L, 21-28 4 77 pass Art Graham 77 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
22 1963-11-01 HOU W, 45-3 1 76 pass Larry Garron 76 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
23 1963-11-01 HOU W, 45-3 1 1 rush Harry Crump 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1963-11-01 HOU W, 45-3 2 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1963-11-01 HOU W, 45-3 2 98 interception Bob Suci 98 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1963-11-01 HOU W, 45-3 3 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1963-11-01 HOU W, 45-3 4 78 interception Jim Lee Hunt 78 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
28 1963-11-17 KAN T, 24-24 2 8 pass Tony Romeo 8 yard pass from Babe Parilli
29 1963-11-17 KAN T, 24-24 2 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (run failed)
30 1963-11-17 KAN T, 24-24 4 47 rush Larry Garron 47 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
31 1963-12-01 BUF W, 17-7 3 44 pass Larry Garron 44 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
32 1963-12-01 BUF W, 17-7 3 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
33 1963-12-08 @ HOU W, 46-28 1 1 rush Harry Crump 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
34 1963-12-08 @ HOU W, 46-28 2 5 pass Jim Colclough 5 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
35 1963-12-08 @ HOU W, 46-28 2 7 fumble Nick Buoniconti 7 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
36 1963-12-08 @ HOU W, 46-28 2 40 pass Art Graham 40 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
37 1963-12-08 @ HOU W, 46-28 3 52 interception Bob Suci 52 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 NYJ L, 14-38 1 20 blocked punt Larry Grantham 20 yard blocked punt return (Dick Guesman kick)
2 1963-09-08 NYJ L, 14-38 2 4 pass Bake Turner 4 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
3 1963-09-14 @ SDG W, 17-13 2 43 pass Lance Alworth 43 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
4 1963-09-14 @ SDG W, 17-13 2 71 pass Jerry Robinson 71 yard pass from Paul Lowe (George Blair kick)
5 1963-09-22 @ OAK L, 14-20 4 33 pass Art Powell 33 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1963-09-22 @ OAK L, 14-20 4 53 pass Bo Roberson 53 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1963-09-29 @ DEN W, 14-10 3 1 rush Donnie Stone 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
8 1963-09-29 @ DEN W, 14-10 4 72 pass Lionel Taylor 72 yard pass from John McCormick (Gene Mingo kick)
9 1963-10-05 @ NYJ W, 31-24 1 30 pass Don Maynard 30 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
10 1963-10-05 @ NYJ W, 31-24 1 2 rush Mark Smolinski 2 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
11 1963-10-05 @ NYJ W, 31-24 2 53 pass Bake Turner 53 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
12 1963-10-05 @ NYJ W, 31-24 4 15 pass Don Maynard 15 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
13 1963-10-11 OAK L, 14-20 1 47 interception Jim McMillin 47 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
14 1963-10-11 OAK L, 14-20 3 11 rush Cotton Davidson 11 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
15 1963-10-18 DEN L, 21-40 1 74 pass Bob Gaiters 74 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
16 1963-10-18 DEN L, 21-40 2 68 rush Billy Joe 68 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
17 1963-10-18 DEN L, 21-40 3 2 pass Bob Scarpitto 2 yard pass from Don Breaux (Gene Mingo kick)
18 1963-10-26 @ BUF W, 28-21 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
19 1963-10-26 @ BUF W, 28-21 3 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
20 1963-10-26 @ BUF W, 28-21 4 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
21 1963-10-26 @ BUF W, 28-21 4 72 pass Charley Ferguson 72 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
22 1963-11-10 SDG W, 7-6 1 27 pass Lance Alworth 27 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
23 1963-11-17 KAN T, 24-24 1 11 pass Frank Jackson 11 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Jack Spikes kick)
24 1963-11-17 KAN T, 24-24 3 5 rush Curtis McClinton 5 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
25 1963-11-17 KAN T, 24-24 4 28 pass Curtis McClinton 28 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Jack Spikes kick)
26 1963-12-01 BUF L, 7-17 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
27 1963-12-08 @ HOU L, 28-46 1 29 pass Charley Hennigan 29 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
28 1963-12-08 @ HOU L, 28-46 2 11 pass Willard Dewveall 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
29 1963-12-08 @ HOU L, 28-46 3 1 rush Dave Smith 1 yard rush (Bill Tobin kick)
30 1963-12-08 @ HOU L, 28-46 4 12 pass Charley Hennigan 12 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Bill Tobin kick)
31 1963-12-14 @ KAN W, 35-3 2 14 pass Chris Burford 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
32 1963-12-14 @ KAN W, 35-3 3 8 pass Fred Arbanas 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
33 1963-12-14 @ KAN W, 35-3 3 43 rush Len Dawson 43 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
34 1963-12-14 @ KAN W, 35-3 4 6 pass Frank Jackson 6 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
35 1963-12-14 @ KAN W, 35-3 4 36 rush Abner Haynes 36 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)